Unless you’re getting paid for working overtime and you have strong reasons to stay, you can’t allow your job to be the priority. Once the clock hits the end of the office hours, you need to stand up and go home. There’s no need for you to get things done within the same day. You still have many things to attend to at home. You also need enough time to rest. Don’t allow yourself to be consumed by work.
You can’t give everything up for work
You need to have
outside your job. Yes, you’re lucky that you have a job and you’re getting
paid well. However, it doesn’t mean you should go beyond what’s expected of you
after work hours. You can work as hard as you wish during the 8-hour work
period, but it doesn’t make sense to keep working beyond that time.
You have a
family to bond with. You also need to have enough time for yourself. When work
consumes your entire time, the other aspects might be sacrificed and you
don’t want it to happen.
employers don’t care about what you’re doing
should only think about after office hours if you’re getting an overtime pay.
If not, there’s no point in doing so. You might think that your employer cares
about you and appreciates your efforts to stay up late. The truth is that your
employer might not even know that you decided to stay. It’s even worse if you
work hard because you’re eyeing for a promotion and it didn’t go to you. If
you’re that good, you will receive that promotion regardless of the number of
hours you stay at work. In fact, it could go against you if you’re always
working overtime to finish work. It shows that you’re either incompetent or
terrible in time management. Either way, you’re in a terrible shape as you gun for
You need to
Yup might think
that you’re doing yourself a favor by always
working late. You also believe that you’re getting things done faster
because you spend more time for work. The truth is that you also need a break.
Failure to do so could stress you out. Your productivity might even be affected
in the process. Even if you get things done, your output might be of poor
quality. Therefore, you have to leave work right away so you can go to the gym
or take a power nap.
You think that
just because you’re working hard means that your job
tenure is safe. The reality is that just like any other jobs, yours is
dispensable. It’s possible that someone better will take your place. The
company might also be sold to a different owner and that owner will fire your
entire team. You might also be in a dying industry so there’s really no
reasons, you have to be wise and leave your work as soon as time is up.
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